Can you watch this video & not say ‘ahhh’ ?
Highlights from todays school visit. We were working with the reception class, we had a fun packed afternoon, a carousel of computing activities.
We used direction cards to plan the route for our BlueBots, we logged on to Purplemash and used 2Go, we used Kodable and BlueBot app and we had great fun with the remote control cars.
We think the adults had as much fun as the children!
Over the last couple of years St Joseph’s RCP have sent each of their year2 classes upwards for a day of Computer Science.
This year we decided that we could not leave the year1s outs any longer … we think you can see we had a great day, see you next year!
The Gates Primary Schools was recently successful in obtaining some Lottery funding to promote family links within school, I was asked to deliver a block of after school parent & children sessions where the focus was – using iPads to support their child at home.
I have demonstrated how teachers use Purplemash in their lessons, recapped how to log on and save. We have used lots of computer science app like LightBot, Kodable and beeBot apps. Last we were using apps that made puppets and photos talk – iFunface, Morpho and Yakit Kids – there has been lots of hands on, nervousness and much laughter!
A few weeks ago the Forwards Centre brought their KS2 children, now it was the turn for KS1. The focus was lots of practical activities to support teaching & learning in their computing lessons.
Today we sent Mrs Lyons and Mr Mills from BoltonSICT to Lostock Primary . Their mission was to introduce reception, year1 and year5 classes to programming. They took their iPads so the pupils could use Purplemash -the younger pupils used 2Go and year 5 used 2Code, they spoke new computer science language – algorithm, blocks of codes and debugging. The lessons went too quickly, everyone enjoyed the lessons..
In the video below you can see us all hard at work.
News is spreading through our schools here in Bolton, regarding our computing trip. This time is was the turn of St Maxentius school to come to our training centre.
They spent the day using the Lego software WeDo, they used the ipads to record their learning. In the afternoon a small group were chosen to work with Mr Mills using the LEGO Mindstorm – just opening the box looked complicated! Here is a video of some of the highlights: